MLK Day event includes music, speakers, dance

A day of activities on Monday, January 21, at the Farmington Community Library Main Library in Farmington Hills, will celebrate the life and legacy of an iconic civil rights activist.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration begins with a 10:45 a.m. peace walk along West 12 Mile Rd. Participants are invited to make signs and banners at the library, starting at 10 a.m.

Keynote speakers Tom “Cookie” Marsh and Tom Daniels are co-authors of Black and White Like You and Me, a book that explores their Detroit roots and friendship. Daniels, who is white, grew up on Detroit’s east side; Marsh, in a black neighborhood on Detroit’s west side. Their presentation begins at 11:45 a.m. in the library auditorium.

Here’s the rest of the day’s schedule:

  • 12:45 p.m. – Performance by the Warner Middle School Choir
  • 1 p.m. – Storytelling with Miz Rosie
  • 2 p.m. – Service Opportunity: C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills food packages
  • 3:30 p.m. – Poetry with Ber-Henda Williams
  • 4 p.m. – Performance by the Harrison High School Dance Company
  • 6:30 p.m. – “We Share the House that Race Built” presented by La’Ron Williams (intended for high school and adult audiences)

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